Protect Wanaka

The work of five committees tasked with developing a plan for the future of the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport continues, with one of the groups issuing a recommendation last week to proceed...

With the release of the Wānaka Airport lease this week showing that Project Pure is now largely in the hands of Queenstown Airport Corporation and can be moved at their request...

Greenhouse gas emissions from commercial air travel are growing at a faster clip than predicted in previous, already dire, projections, according to new research — putting pressure on airline regulators to take...

Think carbon offsetting when you fly is doing your bit for the planet? Think again, says tourism professor James Higham. It is only useful as a baby step towards real change,...

Ottawa blocked the construction of the proposed Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan aerodrome following an overwhelming no voted against it in a referendum earlier this month. Federal Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced Friday morning...

Queenstown Lakes District Council released their draft Climate Action Plan last week and is inviting feedback. At the forefront of climate dialogue in Wanaka, is the question of how expansion of...

Despite declarations of ‘climate emergency’, city-level strategies are turning a blind eye to aviation’s growing greenhouse gas emissions. But while the UK government has declared a climate and ecological emergency, ongoing...

Etched across the sky, long white lines reveal the high-altitude paths airplanes take to their destinations. But that’s not all these vapour trails signify. Most of the concern about air travel’s...